Well Christmas has been and gone for another year.
As usual it was a very relaxed affair in the Sweet Birdy Love household, no stress, no fuss.
A day to relax, but Boxing Day was the biggy for us. My sister and various family members came and had lunch with us.
Very enjoyable, but it meant clearing all my sewing gear off the dining table!
My sewing bits and pieces were banished to the spare room for a couple of days and I must say it was nice to get reacquainted with the table .......
Well, after Boxing Day, various things started reappearing on the table, a snippet of fabric, pair of scissors, thread and finally sewing machine.
It had to happen.......
As I have 2 weeks off work, I have had a number of new projects swirling around in head and finally I started one.
I had been wondering how to use up a recycled woollen blanket and pot holders sprang to mind. Something I had tried earlier in the year but wasn't happy with my design.
I trawled the net for an appropriate saying and once I had that, everything else just fell into place.
There are ends which need to be tied off and tidied up, a job to do while watching TV. Backing to be sewn on and voila, all done.
Click on the photo to enlarge, the saying is by George Miller -
"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again"
And of course it had to be polka dots.
With all the rain we had recently the garden has gone berserk. The Aggies are almost shoulder height.
Summer has finally reared it's head and with temps edging 40deg I thought I better rescue some roses which were putting on a beautiful display.
I couldn't bear to go outside and see them fried to crisp!
Beautiful Buddleia, filling the room with waves of honey scented perfume.
A bunch of artichoke flowers from a friend, just stunning and will last for months.
Purple, just looove it.
Well, the new year is just a few hours away.
What will it bring?
Do you make resolutions?
I don't make resolutions as such but in a reflective frame of mind try and make a few changes here and there, avoid pitfalls and bad habits and move into the New Year in a positive way.
Oooh, getting a bit deep, better finish up now.....
To all those who have dropped by to read my ramblings throughout the year thankyou and to those who have posted comments an even bigger thankyou, for your friendship, encouragement advice and interest.
However you celebrate New Years Eve, enjoy it, stay safe and all the best for a happy, healthy and creative 2001.
Until next time, take care,